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THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY

90 MILES

BIO

CONTACT

www.PhonographFilms.com


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THE STORY

CREDITS

Director Juan Carlos Zaldivar


TV version: 53 minutes

Theatrical version: 76 minutes


Language: English and Spanish; subtitled.

Disponible en Español.


Produced by

Nicole Betancourt

Juan Carlos Zaldivar


Associate producers

Gil Holland

Michael Morley

Donna Santiago

Anthony Ciaccio

Michael McIntyre


Edited by

Zelda Greenstein


Original Music by

Jose Conde

"90 Miles Theme"

Performed by  Ali Bello, violin


"Guanguancó Clásico"

Performed by

Ali Bello, violin

Jennifer Vincent, cello


"Llegada Violin"

Performed by

José Conde, bass

Gabriel Machado, percussion


"Holguín Nostalgia"

Performed by

Igor Atalita, piano

José Conde, bass

Gabriel Machado, percussion


"Se Va Elodio"

Performed by

Pedro Martinez,  percussion

Roman Díaz,  percussion

José Conde, vocals

Pablo Moya, vocals


"Down Parallel"

Performed by José Conde


"Flight of the Pilgrim"

Performed by José Conde


"Airport Arrival"

Performed by Igor Atalita, piano


"Pig Story"

Performed by

Jennifer Vincent, cello

Ali Bello, violin


"Ay Que Rico"

Performed by

Igor Atalita, piano

Gabriel Machado, percussion

Jennifer Vincent, bass

Albert Leusink, trumpet

Pablo Moya, sax/vocals

Chiara Civello, vocals

José Conde, tres/vocals


Arranged by

José Conde and Pablo Moya


"Puente A Mi Gente"

Performed by

Igor Atalita, piano

Gabriel Machado, percussion

Jennifer Vincent, bass

Albert Leusink, trumpet

Pablo Moya, sax/vocals

Chiara Civello, vocals

José Conde, vocals/tres


"Turtle story"

Performed by

Igor Atalita, piano

Gabriel Machado, percussion

José Conde, bass/percussion


"El Colibrí"

Performed by

Pedro Martínez, vocals/quinto

Roman Díaz, conga

Chiara Civello, vocals

José Conde, vocals


In 90 MILES, Cuban-American filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, recounts the strange twist of fate that propelled his family to risk their lives across one of the world's most treacherous stretches of water.

90 MILES (90 MILLAS) serves as a microcosm to the legacy of the historical conflict between the U.S. and Cuba, but its story echoes wherever there has been conflict around the world.

90 MILES (90 MILLAS) is Zaldivar's quest to piece together the twists--and consequences--of his family's journey into exile. Zaldivar's dramatic shift in ideology is traced with surprising balance and poise, allowing the film to withstand the test of time. Above all, the film is a search for understanding and healing between father and son by uncovering the emotional distance opened by the 90 miles of water between Cuba and the U.S.

90 MILES (90 MILLAS) illuminates the psychological ramifications of immigration within our personal identities and in the psyche of all Americans.

"Guanguancó Loco"

Performed by Jennifer Vincent, cello

under the direction of

Juan Carlos Zaldivar


"Trémula Sola"

Performed by Jennifer Vincent, cello

under the direction of

Juan Carlos Zaldivar


"Ahí Viene El Chino"

Performed by Igor Atalita

Composed by Ernesto Lecuona


"Hasta Siempre"

Performed by Soledad Bravo

Composed by Carlos Puebla

Courtesy of Last Call Records


"Lo Eterno"

Performed by Carlos Puebla

and his ensemble

Composed by Carlos Puebla

Courtesy of Last Call Records


"Hasta Siempre"

Performed by

Carlos Puebla y sus tradicionales

Composed by Carlos Puebla

Courtesy of Last Call Records


"Probando Nuevos Sabores"

Performed by

Juancho Herrera, guitar

Pablo Moya, sax

Chiara Civello, vocals

José Conde, vocals/percussion


"Kikiriki"

Performed by Combinación de La Habana

Composed by Rudy Calzado

Courtesy of Orum Music


"Ahí Viene El Tren"

performed by

Combinación de La Habana

Composed by Jesús Guerra

Courtesy Orum Music


"Yo Soy Tu Amiga"

performed by Maria Victoria

composed by Diosdado Carbonell

Courtesy of Orum Music


"Vuela la Paloma"

Performed by Raul Planas

Composed by Felix Rafael Herrera

(Felix Reina)

Courtesy of Orum Music


"La Vida Es Un Sueño"

Performed by Raul Planas

Composed by Arsenio Rodríguez

Courtesy of Orun Records


"San Lázaro- Sixta Patria"

Performed by Maria Victoria

patrimonio/public domain

Courtesy of Orun Music


"Sigo Cambiando"

Performed by Jimmy Bosch

with Salsa Dura

Composer, J. Bosch/Rykolatino

Courtesy of

Rykodisc and Rykomusic

Cuban-born, Zaldívar lives and works in the United States. He completed both his BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. He has also taught as full-time faculty at Miami International University's Institute of Art and Design.

Zaldívar started his film career as a sound editor and designer, his work can be heard in Academy Nominated films such as Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility;" "On the ropes" and on HBO’s America Undercover, for which he garnered an Emmy nomination.

His film and video art works have screened at many festivals worldwide and broadcast on PBS, ABC, IFC, Showtime and WE. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. His directing credits include "90 Miles" (PBS), "The Story of the Red Rose" (Showtime), "Palingenesis" and "Soldiers Pay" (IFC), co-directed with David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) and Tricia Regan (Autism, the musical).

He has served as a Juror for several mayor film festivals including the Sundance International Film Festival. He is a Sundance Film Institute alumnus. He has recently co-founded the Miami Filmmakers Collective with a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Art Challenge grant and a matching grant from the Dade Countty Department of Cultural Affairs.

more info at Zaldivar.info